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This may be our last battle. We believe that it is the beginning of our «nal triumph. ^ MAY 17.1923______ I PRICE, five cents VOLUME XLII. NO. 29 RICHMOND VIRGINIA. SATURDAY. MAY 30.192,__ ' . WOMAN KILLS I HUSBAND, FREED ____ I Mary Bogin Finds Another Wo man in Qharge of Her Home. John Bogin Shot Five Times by Wife xx Had Beaten and Threat A ened Her”A Dramatic Tragedy The Other Woman in the Qase. Plea of Self Defense._ The ease of Mary Bogin, charged ■with killing her husband Wednesday ( night. May 20th, was called jto the Police Court Tuesday, May 2 7th be-1 lore Judge Ingram. After hearing the testimony of three witnesses, •Mary Bogin was discharged frcm( custody. The opinion seemed to be that Bogin met his death as the log ical result of his own acts. The entire proceedings took about fifteen minutes. A large crowd packed the court-room. FAMILY COMES FOR BODY. The sister <«' John Bogan. Effie Fur’ow of Hamlet. N. C. uikI the brother! Henry Bogin of Raleigh. N. C. arrived in the city Sunday. 24th inst. Funeral Director C. P. Hayes .had charge of the remains and -hipped them to Hamlet, N. C. Mon day night. May 25th at 10':03 via Seaboard Air Line. (Continued on page S) T. 15. WATKINS, MISSOURI, ENTERED, ELKS GRAND RULER KANSAS CITY. MO., May 29.— (Associated Negro Press)—Theron B Watkins, of this city, has been en tered by a group of frilends in Elk dom for the position of Grand Ex alted Ruler. The election will occur at the annual convention in Rich © A. N. P. T. B- WATKIN8 rpond. Virginia in August. The Wat kins backers have entered their can-J didate only after a thorough canvass of the country, and in their opinion j the “Show Mo” candidate has better than a fighting chance. There will be several other candidates, includ ing J. Finley Wilson, of Washington whd is already serving his third term, and is seeking a fourth. There has been for a number of years, sen timent in the convention favorable to one term, and two at most. T. B. Watkins is one of the most substantial business men in the country. He has a large personal following, and has always been pro gressive in fraternal and business matters. Mr. Watkins Is a native of Indiana, tie 48 years old, and ‘‘came up from the bottom”, in a business way, so to speak. He is strongly * backed by the Midwest Lodge, of this city, and they plan to tell the world tha; Elkdom is honored by having the opportunity to consider such a candidate. While he is Past Exalted Ruler of hiis home lodge, and has been several times a delegate to the national convention, Mr, Watkins has never been an office seeker, say his friends. He is preparing a plat form. since giving consent to have his name used, that promises tor be one of the most militant ever pre sented by a candidate for any office. MARRIAGE BILL BIES t l*re«ton New* Service) LANSING, MICH., May 22.—Thru the effioieat work of the joint Legis lative Committee of the Lansing Branch of the N. A. A. <3. P. and the Douglass Club of Lansing, the anti marriage bill introduced in the re cent session of the Michigan Legis lature which adjourned last week, suffered a quiet and painless death in the Committee oa Judiciary. The bill was introduced early in the session and was referred to the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives. The Legislative , Committee of the Lansing organiza tions immediately aroused the polit ical clubs and the N. A. A. C. P. branches of the State and influence was brought to bear resulting in the j bill being tabled indefinitely. The adjournment of the session assured Michigan colored people of another ! victorv over the large Ku Klux Klan element in the State. The bill known as House Bill 93 was to “prohibit and declare void marriages between white persons and Negrdes, and to provide penalties for violation of the act”. It was introduced by Repre sentative McEachron. IDEAL SOCIETY NEWS. Richmond D'strict Council. Nation al Ideal Renefit Society at its last meeting Friday. May 22nd, tranact ed much routine business. Mr. A. \VJ. Holmes. Supreme Master gave a glowing account of his recent visit to Pittsburgh. Pa.. Philadelphia. Pa. end Washington. D. C. where a large number of members were added to the Order and several new Lodges were organized. He spoke in the highest terms of the great work tof Deputies Mr. George Arvin. of Pitts 1 burgh. Mrs. Eller. B. Taylor of Phil adelphia. Mr. M. T. Robinson. oC West Philadelphia. Capt- Charles H. Neal of Washington. D. C. and Mrs. Fan n'e H. Ricks, of West Philadelphia!. President of the Ideal Nursery Guardians’ Convention. Mr. Holmes was very royally en tertained while visiting the Ideals of the North. .. At a recent meeting of the Exec utive Committee the reports showed the Order is rece'ving many new members.- and the general condition of the Order is very gratifying. The Ideal Nursery annual thanks giving exercises at Third Street A. M E. Church. Mrs. Rosa B. Hicks, chairman* and Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. Fulton. Mrs. Rosa B. At j kins, chairman. Sunday May 24th. were well attended and the programs well rendered by the Nursery chil-* I dren. 1 Sunday. May 31st, the children of I ' _ _ __» . ...» _ _—-- I A THOUGHT FOR MEMORIAL DAY-Haee We kept Faith? By A. B. CHAPIN j To ycju Fromrfallino hands We threw the tore h - Be yours "To hold it hicjb ! (f ye break FaitK with us who die, We shall not sleep, ■ -pThouob fbpptes ; Grow in I * Flanders Field *_j *1 ill.. DR. E. Wu*D. ABNER DH. ABNER TO ADDRESS WOOD MEN HERE JUNE 8. 1 • a' r Dr E. W. D. Abner, Supreme Commander of The American Wood men- of Denver, Colorado "will deliv er an address in Richmond June 8 at 8 P. M. at Mt. Olivet Baptist GROVER C. GRANT , Church, 25th and S. Streets, Rev. X Andrew Bowleg pastor. In ad dition to the address by this National Fraternalist, a program will be ren dered by local members and friends. Mr. Grover C. Grant, Supervisor of Virginia and West Virginia for The American Woodmen, will preside. The public is invited,. Admission free. South Richmond will hold their ex ercises at Union Baptist Church, Rev. L. C. Garland. pastor and on Church Hill at Mt. Olivet Bapttet Church, I Rev. J. Andrew Bowler, pastor. Application was made to the Su \ preme Master far n*ine charters for j new Lodges and Nurseries during the month of May. Arrangements are to he made for the 13th anniversary of the Organ ization to be held the third Sunday on July throughout the Brotherhood. Mrs. Cora U Jenkins, Deputy of Newport News and Mr. Samuel C. Jackson*, of Norfolk, Va. have sent to the Ideal Office some very en couraging news from theft- Districts. —Come on and find the Place. It is at No. 8 W. Leigh Street, where \V T. Gray pleases not only his cus torners. hut those who are not his customers. If you have any Elk friends coining here with cars or without them, tell them what lie can do. He can even recommend taxi ! service and he is past-master on re pair work. See him and be happy. GETS DAMAGES FOR ASSAULT BT OFFICFR i NORFOLK. VA., May 25—George S. Slade, off ^Norfolk County, was awarded a verdict of $4,500 damages . today against Federal Dry Agent J. G. Griffin, in United States Court by a jury after a comparatively short i deliberation. The plaintiff, Slade, a colored man alleged that he was will fully shot by the agent without warn ing on October 24 in Norfolk County ard was left bleeding on the ground while the officer searched for a st'ill which Griffin declared he suspected Slade of operating. No still was found. The funeral of James H. Carter, | took fclace at Chula, Va., Friday, May i 22. 1925. He had been 111 there as a result of an accident. BAPTIST SESSIONS AT NEWPORT NEWS NEWPORT NEWS. VA.,—The church was crowded from altar to door Wednesday evening. Revs. E. D. Sames and J. O. Carr conducted the opening devotionals. Rev. W. B. Weaver of the Weaver Orphanage made an address and a collection of $30j44 was lifted for the work. .Rev. B. F. Jackson, D. D. was presented and preached the doctrinal sermon, U9ing as hfs theme, Sancti fication. Text John 17:17, “Sanctify them through thy truth; thy word is truth”. Rev. T. P. Smith moved that the sermon be printed for dis tribution. There was then made a report from the committee on new bodies, which was approved. Revs. J1. A. Ashby and J, H. Burks made short addresses. Dr. Burks presented the convention with $152. 25 from Columbus, Ohio. He was given a vote of thanks. VISITORS PRESENTED. \ t Thursday morning the convention was presided over by Vice-President J. H. Harvey during the opening. Revs. William Price and E. D. Wil son conducted devotionals. The Journal was read by Secretary Miller and approved. A number of visittors were presented and made remarks. Mrs. Martha Robinson, from the Metropolitan Baptist Church, New York, sang a solo, and she was fol lowed by Rev. W. Abner Brown, assistant pastor of the Metrppolitan Baptist Church, New York, delivered the morning sermon. He used as text. John 9:4, “I must work the works of him that sent me while it is day. the night cometh when no j man can work”. WONDERFUL SERMON. | I It was a wonderful sermon. Con cluding his sermon, he expressed greetikfcgo from the sage. Dr. W. W. Brown, pastor of the Metropolitan Baptist Church, and presented check from the pastor and church for five hundred dollars. He was given a vote of thanks. Noting presence of Mrs. Josephine , Graham, wife of Dr. W. F. Graham,' she was presented to the Conven- | tion. Dr. Graham said that it was j a pleasure to have his W'ife by his Dr. Walter H. Brooks to Preach Baccalaureate Sermon V. U. U. k_ _I f!' 1 ■' '* side. Thus ended the session with the introduction of Rev. Timothy ! Boddie, rhe son. of Dr. J. C„ Boddie, jot New Rochelle, N. Y. Dr. R. H. Bowling introduced the Rev. Law rence Finnegan, .of Hampton Insti tute. Rev. M. C. Allen, superintendent of nrssions showed wonderful pro i grass during the past 12 months. 1 Ovev $200,000 had been expended in I church buildlings. Dr. W. F. Graham J de lvered a great historic sermon, 1 :racing the Baptfst Convention from j its birth and noting its progress year .by year. The covention closed with ! $13,000' on the table and a united ( boc>y for ‘^e 'big quarter million j dollar drive. BOL'SFIELD SUCCEEDS GILLESPIE AS HEAD OF LIBERTJV' LIFE. CHICAGO, ILL., May 28.—(Asso elated Negro Press—Training young men for leadership is one of the new er trends of Negro business. It was emphasized here last Tuesday v^aen in a session marked by fealty and reverence for their late chieftain, j Frank L. Gillespie, and a determin ation to carry on his policies, the directors of Liberty Life Insurance j Company named Dr. M. O. Bousfield ©A.N.P. on. M. O. BOUBFICLD act/ng president to fill the unexpired term. It developed that Mr. Gillespie, gen ial yet dynamic leader that he was, planned far ahead for his organiza t on. Perhaps, mindful that his days might be numbered, he had in build ing the organization, to which he drew inany bright young men, care fully schooled the man who, as first vice-president, he expected to be his successor. Rev. T. J. King, D. D., who has been ijndisposed this Week, is much improved. ft -‘ The commencement week program ! at \ irginia Union University begins ! Sunday afternuon, 3:30 o'clock wh<>n Rev. Dr. Walter H. Brooks will de liver the baccalaureate sermon to the graduates of Union and Hartshorn Memorial College, in the Hartshorn. Chapel. Hon. James Weldon John son will deliver the commencement address Thursday night in the Uni versity Chapel. Dr. Brooks is pastor of the 4itth I _ JAMES WELDON JOHNSON Commencement Orator at Virginia. Union next Thursday night. --- Street Baptist Church. Washington, D. C. Mr. Johnson is secreary of the* National Association for the Advance ment of Colored People and a poet of note. President William John Clarke reports a splendid term and an excellent set ot candidates for the degrees. In Memoriam. Johnson, Edward Sr. Patterson, Richard F. Jr. Entered itato eternal rest, two* months ago. May 11 and 19. 1925: Thy suffering ended with the day But lived they to its close. And breathed the long night away With statue-flike repose. But when the sun in all its state Illumed the eastern skies. They passed thru glory’s morning *. gate. And entered Paradise. —The Family. “THE CONVERSION Op PAUL**;. Sacred Concert at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. North First Street, Sunday night, May 31. 1925, at 8:00’ o’clock. Special feature of the pro gram will be the rendition of “En semble” bv Misses Mildred Andersow Miary Washington. Olivia Taylor and Mrs. Olivia C. Bolden. WiUMam B. Smifh, manager; Mrs. Olivia C. Bolden, accompanist; Father Joseph B. Glenn. Rectoir. —Miss Thelma Sharp, of Peters burg, spent the week end with Key relatives here.